July 1, 2016 - Issue: Vol. 162, No. 106 — Daily Edition114th Congress (2015 - 2016) - 2nd Session
CELEBRATION OF EID-AL-FITR MARKING THE END OF THE HOLY MONTH OF RAMADAN; Congressional Record Vol. 162, No. 106
(Extensions of Remarks - July 01, 2016)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Pages E1015-E1016] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] CELEBRATION OF EID-AL-FITR MARKING THE END OF THE HOLY MONTH OF RAMADAN ______ HON. SHEILA JACKSON LEE of texas in the house of representatives Friday, July 1, 2016 Ms. JACKSON LEE. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in the celebration of Eid- ul-Fitr, formally marking the end of the Holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan is a month where over 1.6 billion Muslims across the globe come together and fast for a spiritual cleanse. The fast begins daily at the rising of the sun and is completed as the sun sets--nearly 17 hours of no food or water for a month. Our fellow Muslim community is brought remembrance of the less fortunate, who are forced to fast out of compulsion and unfortunate circumstances. [[Page E1016]] During this beautiful month of spiritual improvement, our neighboring Muslims across the nation come together to build stronger relationships with each one of us and worship as a community. As the festivities of Eid are celebrated, I hope each one of us will continue to remember those less fortunate and continue on the path of strengthening communities and building bridges. I extend my warmest wishes to my Muslim constituents in Texas and here in Washington, and thank each and every one of them for their continued efforts to serve our community. This dedication is a testament to the beautiful faith of Islam. Eid Mubarak, or Happy Eid; I wish to you peace and prosperity in the years to come. ____________________